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  1. Hello, Currently suffering from severe PHD (Project Hopping Desease).... The Revell snap C7 Corvette body was washed and dried. Shot the first coat of primer. Block sanded and started working the mold lines.The body looks good and straight so far.... No hesitation on color combo: Laguna blue with Kalahari interior..... Stay tuned... Best Regards,
  2. Hey all! it's been a while but it's good to be back. Some of you may remember my last project of that 70's Baldwin Motion camaro, well a lot has happened since then. Namely, the birth of our 2nd boy and a new job! So needless to say, i've been a bit busy and not much free time for modelling. But things are finally stabilizing and i thought i'd jump back in the saddle with some practice cars. I learned a lot from the camaro [which was basicaly my first attempt] and i wanted to practice a few of those things on some sacrificial cars. I scored a couple of C4 corvettes for $5 each and thought i'd just experiment with stuff. i didn't get ay pics of starting them though but really not a whole lot happened in the beginning anyway. So here they are now: So the quick story is i wanted to focus on better painting techniques. I really loused up the previous one by not sanding the body and not using primer. I also got a little trigger happy with the spray paint so i really focused on getting better at painting overall. Also, just for fun, i wanted to try some simple mods. For the blue cpnvertible vet, i lowered the suspension for a tighter ride. That was a learning experience in itself and i dont think it turned out very well but that was the point, to try it out and learn from it. For the red coupe i tried a simple body mod and took the chrome headlight insert, painted it and installed it as a lower air dam just for kicks. I'll add some more photos shortly.. Here are more photos of the vettes. Next up is to tidy up the bodies and add the wheels. I used the stock wheels for the blue vette and have some custom wheels i painted gunmetal for the red coupe. Also trying to decide on the blue vette what way to set the wheels, with the spokes forward facing or rearward. I plan to just keep exploring with these two, and learn more along the way. And i won't feel bad about destroyig them since they were only $5 each anyway Will be sure to post the progress more regularly, and already thinking ahead to the next project! Feedback is more than welcome, let me know what you guys think!
  3. Working on a project this is one of my Dad's Cars does anyone know where I could find a set of black finned aluminum "WIEAND" valve covers like in the engine picture?
  4. Needing to take a break from the fiddly bits on my 41 pickup build I figured why not start another build, I picked up this corvette kit cheap at the show this past weekend in Columbus. What better way to start it off than by cutting it all up. Kind of going a similar style as my last Mustang build. Cut to make room for some big tires, in this case 19/20 combo from the ZR1 corvette using the cut off flare as the base for the new flares, moving them up and out in the process. Should help keep it looking like a Vette but give it a meaner look and stance. Very early mock-up to see if we are headed in the right direction. I borrowed the front wheels and tires from the 41 to see what it looks like with some wheels under there.
  5. Got this kit a couple weeks ago. It's a Monogram kit. I've been wanting a 57 for awhile now, so I thought I'd pick it up. The kit isn't too bad, but I did have some issues. The glass for the windsheild was bigger than the frame! I also had an issue with the front suspension fit. There is also a hole for a radiator hose on the engine, but no hose, nor mention of one in the directions. I also hate the lack of decals. However, I think it came out well. I found a picture of a car just like it and copied the paint scheme. I wanted a two tone interior, and I liked the paint scheme of the inspiration car.
  6. Hello. I`m searching for the the Grand Sport intake setup (see picture). So here are some questions. 1: Does any aftermarket vendors make complete setup for Chevrolet small & big block engines? 2: Is there any model kits avaliable with this setup today? Thanks Tommy
  7. I built this Goodwrench Chevy Corvette C5-R using the Revell pre-painted kit. It was quick and easy build and looks nice on the shelf with a little extra decal and paint work. As always, there more pics and all the details on my site at the link. http://www.svensworldofwheels.com/C5-Rpage.htm
  8. A while ago I posted a topic where I was asking how should I build a Pro Mod car body, as they are far from original bodies. I got excellent responses, and here I am starting my first true Pro Modified build. My plan is to build a car that could actually race and that would be NHRA Legal. This is actually practising for my next Pro Modified Drag Car that will be a '60 Impala. I haven't done much progress yet, but I wanted to post this thread here already and do this as a Step By Step build simply because then the Pro Mod guys on this forum can point out if I make mistakes easily before it's too late to fix them. And when this build is completed some day (It will take a lot of time), hopefully this thread can help other people building their Pro Mods, too. If not, then this thread can be named "How Not To Build A Pro Mod" . So I hope that everyone will point out my mistakes and give advice when I'm in trouble... Constructive criticism is highly appreciated here! Anyway the car I'm building will be '82 Chevy Corvette that I got in a trade a few years ago. It was mainly unstarted, but the previous owner had made some room for wider Drag Slicks by cutting the chassis. At first this was going to be an Outlaw Street car, but because of the poor quality of this kit I decided to make a Pro Mod of it. So this is the kit: As an inspiration I will be using a Corvette Pro Mod from Finland, driven by Marko Lantto. I don't have any measurements or anything like that from his car, but luckily there are pictures in the internet that I can use, and they will sure be helpful in this project. I started by taking a couple of measurements. In Pro Modified, the car's wheelbase must be between 104 and 115 inches. The original wheelbase on '82 Corvette is 98 inches, so it needs to be stretched a little. I will be using Good Year Frontrunner tires on this one, and with them I can make the wheel openings a bit smaller in the front. By moving the front wheels a bit further away, I measured that my model had 100,8 inch wheelbase. When the front tire was in its' regular place, the wheelbase was exactly 98 inches. I'm going to stretch my wheelbase with 5 inches, which means that in scale I will stretch the body 0.20 inches. Here are a couple of pics of the original body. The firewall was molded to the body as one piece, so it had to go first. With my razor saw, I cut it away and then I glued the hood shut, as Pro Mods have one piece nose. Today I decided to cut the front end off to wait for stretching. I used Dymo-tape as a quide and used my razor saw again. This picture shows how much the wheelbase must be stretched. I will use a Supercharged Hemi on my build. And I have a question regarding that... What engine you suggest? I have a Top Fuel Hemi that could be modified into Pro Mod Hemi with a little work. I have a Blower and the injector hat already. Another choice would be Ross Gibson engine, but I've seen many opinions on their quality. Are they worth their price, as to me they seem a bit expensive even though I've never built one? I want to thank everyone who has posted their Pro Modified builds in here... I've been reading those threads really actively.
  9. I was just looking around the Tower Hobbies website when I spied an entry for a 2014 Corvette Stingray, due late December of 2014! I know nothing more about it except the suggested retail is $15.95.
  10. This will be my summer project. I haven't been on the forum for quite some time. I did a 55 Chevy last summer and I have yet to post pics of that in another post. This one will be a stock build as true to original as I can do with the supplies I have available. I'll update with pics as often as I can. I'm going for completion in just a couple weeks. Keep me on track!
  11. Hello, after my Nomad project came to a end, I decided to start a Corvette Grand Sport (the 60s one, of course) I've spent the last 2 weeks opening this up and just staring at all these magnificent parts, making me want to put down the Nomad and work on this, but I finished the Nomad before my wanting to start this kit took over... This won't be superdetail, it's going to be fairly box-stock (yawn, I know) and I just want to do a good job on this. Surprisingly, the molding on this is fairly good, not a lot of flashing, good details, not bad... The chrome, as usual on a Revell kit, is not so good, but at least the mistake is somewhere you won't see; the back of the wheel I painted the spokes (I guess) flat black so they weren't so... chrome. Here's the engine, it's not done, the transmission still has to be painted, and the intake manifold, header, rocker covers, and the belt and fan still have to be put on.. Thanks for looking, advice, comments and recommendations are welcome! -Glenn
  12. Hello everyone, This is a Revell kit, built box stock...I saw this paint scheme on a subscription card for a 1:1 magazine. On a late model Camaro. Thought it would be fun to try on a scale model. Hand masked graphics sprayed with de-canted Tamiya rattle can paint, through an airbrush. Hand lettered detail : engine, tires, under hood logo. Sorry for the old stuff..!
  13. Hi, this is my Compuware Corvette race car, I am pretty please with how it turned out. Enjoy
  14. Hi all,,heres my version of the 1/25th Revell 68' vette,,,,I did it as a combo car,,drag/Tran-am style,,sortof like you could use the car for either style. I did a few mods to it,,different windshield,rims + tires,scratch built roll bar,put wing on the trunk deck. Side pipe headers are from the spare parts bx. Put different headrests on seats. Other than that its the stock kit. Just a different spin on the Vette,,thanks for looking,,and happy building!
  15. My year was pretty simple. Four completed builds and two Olde Kustom restorations. Doesn't sound like much, but it's probably my banner year. First off the bench was the Studebaker Miss Deal funny car that I did as part of the 24 Hour Build that Gary Kulchock and friends host every year. It was fun and very interesting to participate. '34 Ford Rat Rod was to be finished over the Christmas break, but it had too much work left on it to finish in time. I also didn't want to push it since I was having fun, and I added a lot of detail that wasn't part of the plan. It finally rolled off the bench in March. And the Olde Kustom Kollection benefitted a bit this year. I restored this '49 Ford that was built back in the day from an original release. The toughest part was that the original builder didn't put the glass in it. We'll never know why, but I have three cars from this same guy, and none of them have glass! It was welded together too well to pry apart, so I fished glass into it. Kinda like that ship in a bottle thing! Another Old Kustom is this original '57 Ford that Dave Burket handed me one day. The suspension was totally wiped off it and it had no hood. It was easy to redo the chassis with fresh parts from a recent release, as it was to replace the glue stained glass with new. Then it sat on the bench with a new hood on the roof since I couldn't match the light blue paint. One day I got inspiration, and did this two tone by masking off the top end, so I could paint the hood to match. The Rusty Corvette! This one was on my Bucket List of something I wanted to do someday. So I knocked it out for the MidAtlantic NNL Corvette theme... sorta. It was there on the table and looked complete if you didn't go under the hood. I finished it in early December just to get it off the bench. This one is fun due to the looks (and sometimes odd condescending comments!) it gets. My new Bucket List item (IF I win the lottery!) is to do this in 1:1 scale and take it to car shows... just to tick people off. And my favorite build of the year! It's a 1929 Ford Roadster Pickup that was an old junker built up I got who knows where a very long time ago. I pulled it out one day and just started cutting. It's the only project I worked on start to finish without a pause. It represents the car I'd like to have in 1:1 for cruisin'. Hey, we have to have dreams! The irony is that I own all kinds of rare and valuable models... and what do I enjoy building? A $5 junker! I'm like the kids who get a nice present and play with the box. And I haven't included this year's Christmas break build.. an A100 van since I doubt I will finish it today... maybe on New Years day to be the first build of 2014. That would be starting out the year right! Later on I will post the parade of all the models I started or worked on but didn't finish.. Hint - It's a much longer parade! Now I must get upstairs to work on the A100 a bit! Maybe just a teaser pic..
  16. The Monogram Pro-Modeler kit from some years ago. I really enjoyed this kit, and have another in the stash. I'm thinking of building it as silver with black coves to complement this one. Most of my buildups live in a display case, but dust still seems to seep in. And the camera is certainly unforgiving of mistakes that might go a little less noticed to the casual observer! But hey, I build for fun - mostly!
  17. I am pulling the remaineder of my hair out searching for info about Testors Car Colors spray paints from circa 1983 - late 1985 . This line of aerosols was replaced in Fall 1985 by the then-new Model Masters line . Am I the only one whom recalls this short-lived line of paints ? If anyone else recalls these paints , please share your recollections here ; and it's even better if you've got photos / links !
  18. Wow! Some really special Corvettes : http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/07/24/mako-shark-sting-ray-and-manta-ray-to-help-kick-off-lemays-corvette-exhibit/?refer=news More pictures inside
  19. Here is one that I have been messing with off and on. I figured I would try to throw this one together but really have not done that much with it yet. I have a hurt hand from an injury a few weeks ago so it is kinda hard to work on anything at the moment. I have had the Baldwin Motion Vette for a while but it was missing the body and the wheels and the motor. I found the rebel racer at Hobby Lobby for $7 and used it as a doner.
  20. Hi everyone, I am new to models and this forum. I decided to animate my first build. I bought an older Ghost Rider Corvette kit from a shop that had helped out a man that was unable to build models anymore due to deteriorating health. Some of the parts were melted from age, but i think it added to character. I hope you enjoy this video. It was a lot of fun to make. Thank you, Fred Stoverink
  21. Since its Christmas I mite as well share my new pro mod project a 2009 zr1
  22. AMT 57 Corvette Street Machine with a 98 Indy Pace Car Powertrain/Interior.
  23. Hi guys, I made this Corvette Stingray Sidecar concept out of two AMT kits, cutting apart the fender corners and bringing them back together. The tank, basic engine block and front tire are from an old (Entex?) Kawasaki street bike that I found in the parts box. The PE front disk and two other tires are orphan parts. The rest is scratch built. I turned aluminum wheels, gas cap, instrument pods and trim rings out of aluminum and turned some red toothbrush handle for the tail lights. The instrument faces are just reduced laser prints that were gotten from the VDO website. The front forks are telescoped brass tubing, while the exhausts were bent from solder. My fake display base is balsa wood painted with hardware store speckle paint with a styrene + laser print display panel. Paint is airbrushed Testors Yellow #1114 from the 1/4 oz. glass bottles. Thanks!
  24. Building my first "pro touring"-type model. A 57 Corvette street Machine and a '98 Indy Pace Car is what I'm using. Trying to figure out which way to go with interior. Got the stance and the drivetrain done so far, I'll add a turbo next: Big Block )a litle too big...just means a custim hood cutout
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